Parents: Get kids outside to improve their eye health
New research is revealing the benefits of time spent outdoors for children, and it turns out putting down the electronics and heading outside is good for more than fighting obesity. Doctors are now saying it's good for your child's eye health.
Dr. Faruk Orge is the Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. He says a new study revealed some surprising results.
"In Australia and Singapore, they have found that being outside for three hours or more was a confounding factor to stop the progression of the myopia or nearsightedness. Now having said that, we don't know if it is simply because we are away from the tablets and books and everything else, or is it the sunlight. Is it something else?" said Dr. Orge.